Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
What I know about the man could be written on the back of a postage stamp, apart from the fact that he was a fine lyricst and singer, a deep thinker and a funky guy.

I bought the vinyl of his album Bridges decades ago on the recommendation of a friend. I'd forgotten about his existence for a long time until today when I heard on the radio that he just died and I felt saddened because Bridges was one of my favourite albums to play along with.

RIP Gil.

Here are a couple of my fave tracks on the album:

Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb and Blind): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpz1dY5bi7g

Delta Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8ORbZg5YaI

We Almost Lost Detriot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDC_ZM48S0Y
 
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aydee

Platinum Member
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'The Bottle' was all over WRVR NYC in the early 80's. WIll never forget a cold, wet & sleety January, 1980 when I made friends with this song.

RIP, activist/poet/singer/songwriter GS Heron.


Say no to drugs, folks. They get the best of us.

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Thaard

Platinum Member
R.I.P. He had some nice funky tunes, and of course "Revolution will not be televised. True poet.
 

jonescrusher

Pioneer Member
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'The Bottle' was all over WRVR NYC in the early 80's. WIll never forget a cold, wet & sleety January, 1980 when I made friends with this song.


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We sometimes encore with this one, never really works, but musically very satisfying and a great number.

The only thing that leaves me confused with him is the homophobia issue. Still, a big loss.
 

Pollyanna

Platinum Member
The only thing that leaves me confused with him is the homophobia issue. Still, a big loss.
But look at how wildly different his tone was to his other tracks. It's like hearing Queen Elizabeth telling fart jokes. He's playing and satirising a character in that one IMO.
 
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